Congratulations Teri for an amazing 11 awards!

This week, crack open the champers and make some noise for Teri Terry who’s just launched the final book in the Slated trilogy, Shattered. Teri blogged about the launch party here, where she says: “I've gone from completely-terrified-debut-author-clutching-first-book-full-of-hope, to slightly-less-terrified-third-time-author-clutching-last-of-trilogy.” 

For the last few months, Slated has been scooping awards all over the country.

The eleven awards won by Slated so far:
North East Teen Book Award
Leeds Book Award
Portsmouth Book Award
Angus Book Award
Amazing Book Award (Sussex Coast Schools)
Rotherham Book Award
Rib Valley Book Award
Bishop Luffa School Book Award
RED Book Award (Falkirk)
Concorde Book Award (Bristol)
British School of Paris Brilliant Book Award 

Teri says “Slated was written on hope: hope that one day it might be published, hope that it would then find its way into the hands of readers, and hope that they might like it. I'm absolutely thrilled, delighted, and more than a little astonished that Slated has captured readers' imaginations as well as their votes for these awards.” 

We were extra thrilled for Teri that Fractured, the second book in the trilogy was recently in the shortlist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards, together with Candy Gourlay's Shine, which won the Award, and Elizabeth Wein's Rose Under Fire. It was a tough shortlist to choose from! 

You'll be pleased to hear that Orchard Books have acquired a further two books from Teri Terry. The first, a futuristic thriller, is scheduled for publication in March 2015. 

Some of you will be with Teri this weekend at the SCBWI Writers' Retreat at Dunford House. 

And here are some more pictures taken at the launch of Shattered at the Islington Waterstones in London. There were YA authors and Scoobies a-plenty. See if you can spot them in the piccies below. Thanks to my daughter Anushka Tay for taking the photos.

Candy Gourlay, Nick Cross & Megan Larkin, Publishing Director, Orchard
Hilary Freeman, Judy Waite, Amanda Lillywhite

Candy Gourlay, Laure Eve, James Dawson, Ruth Warburton
Tim Collins, Jo Wyton
Emma Styles, Charlotte Ellis
Anushka Tay snapping away...

Teri Terry signing away...

Penny Holroyde, Agent at Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency,
Rosie Turner, Editor at Orchard Books, Jessica Clarke, Editorial Director,
Orchard Books, Victoria Rontaler, Publicist at Orchard, Corinne Gotch.

Tania Tay is an ex-advertising copywriter and has been published in Sable LitMag. She is currently writing a YA romantic thriller with the help of The Golden Egg Academy.

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